Childcare Services operating during Coronavirus
Information up to date as at 18 March 2020
As you would be aware, the World Health Organisation has declared the outbreak of coronavirus as a global pandemic. During the coronavirus pandemic Leor In Home Early Learning will continue to deliver childcare services in the home. This includes when parents are working from home, and to children of varying ages within the group.
If further quarantine measures are put in place healthcare workers will be prioritised in our allocation of Educators.
Children who are under school age receive education in the form of individual learning programs that are prepared for them each week. With respect to school aged children, programs can be developed in accordance with their school curriculum for a small fee.
- In Home Assessment – can be conducted face to face or online
- Educator Selection – based on the needs of your family as discussed during the In Home Assessment
- Placement Confirmation – confirmation of start date once an Educator has been allocated. Bond required to secure placement.
Health & Safety Protocols
During the coronavirus pandemic we have the following protocols in place to minimise the exposure of families and Educators to illness:
- No excursions are currently being allowed unless it relates to school drop off, pick up or medical appointments or with the express consent of a parent or guardian;
- Increased handwashing protocols in line with Government standards;
- Educators will remove their shoes at the front door;
- Educators who show any signs of illness are not authorised to work until they have recovered;
- Regular communication with families and Educators about the impacts of coronavirus on our service delivery.
- If families have symptoms of illness, or have come into contact with someone suspected of having coronavirus, we ask that you notify our team so we can assess whether care should be delivered.
Child Care Subsidy
Leor is an approved provider of In Home Care under the Child Care Subsidy. If your family is unable to access mainstream childcare, even if it is only for a specified period of time, then you may be eligible to access the Child Care Subsidy towards our fees. Circumstances which make you eligible for In Home Care are outlined in the table below.
To be approved for In Home Care you must be assessed by your local In Home Care Support Agency. We can make a direct referral to the Support Agency in your State or Territory after you complete an Early Learning Application form or contact us on 1300 510 511 to discuss your circumstances.
Family member receiving chemotherapy
A family member with a compromised immune system, e.g. premature children
Children with complex behavioural, developmental or medical needs e.g. autism, ADHD, ODD, cerebral palsy, vision or hearing impairment
Families who may be accessing NDIS but require extra care
No Childcare Available
Regional or remote families
Families on a childcare waitlist
No childcare available in your area
Non-Standard Working Hours
Shiftworkers such as medical professionals, hospitality staff or airline crew
Fly in fly out workers
Single parents who do not have alternate care during the hours that they need to work
A placement involves committing to the same day or days each week for the periods of time outlined below. If you are employed in a job that involves working non-standard or variable hours, then you can book an Educator at the time you receive your roster and you do not have to commit to the same days and times each week.
If you would like casual care a 5% surcharge will apply to our standard fees. Casual surcharges will not apply to healthcare workers.
If you are employed in a job that involves working non-standard or variable hours, then you can book an Educator at the time you receive your roster and you do not have to commit to the same days and times each week.
When accessing the Child Care Subsidy you will be required to pay an out of pocket fee, however in some circumstances this could be as little as $2.00 per hour for care for up to five children in a single family. Families experiencing temporary financial hardship should contact us on 1300 510 511 to discuss options.
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